10 Questions For Nicole Ari Parker Featured

Written by  Satchel Jester

With unforgettable roles in films like Remember the Titans and Dancing in September and her legendary role as Teri Joseph in the Soul Food television series opposite real-life husband Boris Kodjoe, it’s not surprising that Nicole Ari Parker’s name has become virtually synonymous with smarts, sass and class. Adding another star to her already stellar resume, the L.A.-based dynamo, mother to Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, 7 and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, 5-- is currently playing her role of a lifetime as Blanche DuBois in the classic Tennessee Williams Broadway play, A Streetcar Named Desire, alongside Blair Underwood and an all African-American cast.

We have 10 revealing questions for the talented beauty.

What’s the most romantic thing a man has ever done for you?
Boris, when we we’re dating, went to see Aida and I had a prior obligation and couldn’t make it, but I really wanted to see Heather Headley. So, after the show was over, he went up to the stage and gathered all the leftover rose petals and when he saw me the next day, he told me to close my eyes and dropped them all over my head. He wanted me to be a part of the show.

If you had to choose one song to wake up to every morning for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, one song?! Geesh! Wait, I got it—“Sunshine” by Raul Midon.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve ever taught your kids?
Don’t be afraid to tell the truth.

What’s in your purse right now?
My Save Your Do GymWrap, wallet and zip-up Louis [Vuitton] makeup case.

Pick one: Shoes or handbags?
Handbags. And my favorite right now, while I traipse around New York, is my Goyard Satchel.

If you could be any person, dead or alive, for a day, who would you be?
Oh my gosh, these are good! For a day…Cleopatra.

What’s the sexiest thing your husband can do for you?
Wash my hair.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Time travel.

What’s the difference between being “in love” and love?
I think “in love” is a chemical reaction and “love” is an actual practice.

Who is the first person you think about in the morning?
All three of them! Boris and the kids, that is.

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